Ontario's Historical Plaques
Learn a little Ontario history as told through its plaques
Honourable Ernest Charles Drury
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2004
Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2012
Photo Source - Wikipedia
Coordinates: N 44 26.363 W 79 38.824
A descendant of one of this area's pioneer families, Drury was born on this farm in 1878. His father, the Hon. Charles Drury, had served (1888-1890) as Ontario's first minister of agriculture. A graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, E.C. Drury was appointed secretary of the Canadian Council of Agriculture in 1909, and became first president of the United Farmers of Ontario in 1914. The U.F.O. formed a political party in 1918, and with support from labour, won the general election of 1919. Returned as member for Halton, Drury became Ontario's eighth prime minister. Following his party's defeat in 1923 he retired from provincial politics, but later held various public offices in Simcoe County.
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